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Breached data such as air miles, loyalty points, and travel website accounts are being sold on the dark web and are now available for anyone to purchase, but what is the dark web? Below is a visual representation — for a full picture of cyber fraud’s impact on the travel industry, check out Skift’s new Insights Deck: Cyber Fraud in Travel.

The transition of travel into the digital realm has opened up new opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals to compromise sensitive user and company information.

Briefly explained, cyber fraud is basically what it sounds like – fraud committed over digital channels. However, the channels in which cyber fraud takes place, and the options available to hackers and cybercriminals to commit fraud, are complex.

The below graphic, produced in partnership with American Express, provides a glimpse into the complicated, and sometimes downright seedy, “dark web” in travel. For a full picture of cyber fraud’s impact on the travel industry, check out Skift’s new Insights Deck: Cyber Fraud in Travel.

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This content is created collaboratively in partnership with our sponsor American Express.

 

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